I was wondering if anyone has thoughts on films/shows that attempt to depict the Bible somewhat realistically.
For example, Mel Gibson’s Passion or a “new” show out that is called The Chosen (I think it’s new).
I’ve heard this is a great show. But my gut is against it. Most of my friends tell me I’m being silly. A close friend recently recommended The Chosen very highly saying that it is very close to the Biblical narrative and doesn’t attempt to make changes.
I guess the reason I dont like these things - or have hesitations - is that it is too close to the Bible. It seems like if God wanted us to have a miniseries, He could have given it to us. But He gave us a book. Visual media is so good at making impressions and shaping our minds and memories, that I am hesitant to let a film/show influence my reading of the Bible.
Just curious if I am alone/if others have thoughts on this. Maybe I’m just crazy.
Comments appreciated, esp if you think I’m mostly wrong.
(I appreciate the community here, but I haven’t posted lately because of a lot of other stuff going on in my life/church, maybe I’ll post about that soon to seek prayer/council.)